And then I got my presents! The good thing about your children getting older and richer is that you get better and better birthday presents from them.
Aaron got me a beautiful Victorian cut glass bowl
And Sebastian has got to know an artist and printmaker called Sarah Jones
One of her range of prints is of the Sussex Ouse at Lewes, with the Harveys brewery on the left. This picture is just as it appears on her website so I hope she won't mind me reproducing it rather than just linking to it:
But Baz thoughtnof a terrific refinement. He gave her some photos of Chertsey and she has superimposed Chertsey onto the river, calling the resulting print 'Chertsey visits Lewes' - an impossible journey, but what a fabulous one!
And what an amazing, beautiful and imaginative pair of presents.